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Imposing Limits to First-Dollar Coverage Would Increase Cost-Sharing for Medigap Policyholders
America's Health Insurance Plans [AHIP] Link to more items from this source
[Opinion]
Jan. 29, 2014
"Adding a new tax on Medigap would increase costs for vulnerable beneficiaries who rely on the predictability and financial protection Medigap provides. In addition, proposals that would limit first-dollar coverage in Medigap policies 'would cause the most harm to those beneficiaries who have the greatest need for coverage, the sickest individuals and people with low and modest incomes' ... This finding echoes stakeholders' concerns regarding proposals that would prohibit Medigap first dollar coverage[.]"

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